Dr Damion Corrigan

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

My research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for a range of clinically important conditions such as, bacterial infection, sepsis and cancer.  In the group we work on high value microfabricated sensor systems, low cost devices for use in resource limited settings and we have an interest in implantable systems.  In the past, I have been involved in the development of a rapid point of care test for MRSA, a spectroelectrochemical measurement for rapid DNA fingerprinting and micro and nano electrode sensors for biomedical sensing.

Current projects under my supervision include -

I am also involved as a co-I in a project concerned with capsule endoscopy. 

My areas of particular interest include: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microfabricated sensor systems and microelecrode sensor arrays for multi target diagnostic assays.  In August 2017, along with my collaborators, I was awarded a Longitude Prize Discovery Award in recognition of a project I lead called "Microplate" which is a rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing technology we are currently developing.

I joined Strathclyde in 2016 as a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in Health Technologies.  I have a background in sensing and analytical chemistry having obtained a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Cranfield University followed by periods of Post Doctoral research at Southampton and Edinburgh Universities.

I also have expertise of electrochemical sensing in harsh and extreme environments and aqueous & non aqueous electroplating techniques.  I was involved in developing a microelectrode sensor for use in nuclear fuel reprocessing (as part of the EPSRC sponsored "REFINE" project) and was involved in comissioning an open access national facility for nuclear fuel reprocessing research at the University of Edinburgh.  During these projects I developed strong links with the National Nuclear Laboratory and carried out experiments at NNL Central Lab - Sellafield.

My work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory and AstraZeneca) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, electrical engineers and chemists.


Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing using low-cost, commercially available screen-printed electrodes
Hannah Stuart, Addington Emily, Alcorn David, Shu Wenmiao, Hoskisson Paul A, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 145 (2019)
A review of microfabricated electrochemical biosensors for DNA detection
Blair Ewen O, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 134, pp. 57-67 (2019)
Electrochemical detection of oxacillin resistance with SimpleStat : a low cost integrated potentiostat and sensor platform
Butterworth Adrian, Corrigan Damion, Ward Andrew C
Analytical Methods Vol 11, pp. 1958-1965 (2019)
SAM composition and electrode roughness affect performance of a DNA biosensor for antibiotic resistance
Butterworth Adrian, Blues Elizabeth, Williamson Paul, Cardona Milovan Joe, Gray Louise, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors Vol 9 (2019)
Development of a needle shaped microelectrode for electrochemical detection of the sepsis biomarker interleukin-6 (IL-6) in real time
Russell Christopher, Ward Andrew C, Vezza Vincent, Hoskisson Paul, Alcorn David, Steenson D Paul, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 126, pp. 806-814 (2019)
A microelectrode array with reproducible performance shows loss of consistency following functionalization with a self-assembled 6-mercapto-1-hexanol layer
Corrigan Damion K, Vezza Vincent, Schulze Holger, Bachmann Till T, Mount Andrew R, Walton Anthony J, Terry Jonathan G
Sensors Vol 18, pp. 1891-1902 (2018)

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I currently contribute to the following courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering -

Cell Biology II (BE207) - Physical Chemistry/Methods in Cell Biology

Research Methods (BE428) - Statistical analysis of data sets

Professional activities

Biosensors for sepsis and antimicrobial resistance: detecting host and pathogen biomarkers of infection
Electrochem 2019
Development of microfabricated sensors for label-free biosensing
Development of label-free biosensor technologies
Polymers (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer

more professional activities


Validating Serum Diagnostics for Early Diagnosis and Stratification of Glioma
Baker, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
SensCycle - new approaches to monitoring female reproductive health
Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Gibson, Douglas (Principal Investigator) Jimenez, Melanie (Co-investigator) Young, Ingrid (Co-investigator)
Scottish Crucible seed corn project funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2020
CENSIS Project with Biotangents Ltd
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hannah, Stuart (Researcher)
18-Jan-2019 - 18-Jan-2019
SFC/GCRF - Pump priming- low cost biosensor
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Williamson, Paul
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Grant, Mary (Co-investigator) Williamson, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
Innovation Voucher With Bandanair
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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